On an early quiet Sunday afternoon, a light rain blankets sleepy Shanghai. Something was brewing at the Live Bar in Shanghai. But things were not all quiet for very long- Noishanghai IX was taking place and it woke the dead. Opening with Torturing Nurse it was just the jump in icy water that we needed for this event. As usual, TN never disappoints delivering massive walls of sound and screams. Vavabond was next with great noise weaving in and out of a heavy waterfall of static. Teasing you with... Topic: bivouac, noishanghai, shanghai experimental music, noise music, china noise music
Light in August is the duet project of Ann Adachi (flute, piccolo, voice) and Gregory Reynolds (alto sax, voice). Through the unconventional use of traditional woodwind instruments, they develop focused and entrancing improvisations with attention to breath, space, sound, and transformation. They have performed in Seattle, Tokyo, Boston and New York City, where they currently reside. Topics: bivouac, gregory reynolds, ann adachi, the foundry, motoko shimizu, ed chang
Sammitch creates great noise recordings. The incorporation of live recorded voices with dreamy atmospheres meld to create a new psychedelic landscape. Definitely one of our favorites. Description: "Location: Wisconsin. USA Equipment: Syntiac Modular software synthesizer, bass guitars, various effects pedals, no samples Description: I make music that shakes me at my very core, using whatever sort of unconventional methods I can dream up." If anyone knows the whereabouts of Sammitch... Topic: bivouac, sammitch, experimental music, noise music
Our first curated concert was held at the Issue Project Room in Brooklyn, NY on a sunny and warm Sunday evening. The perfomance featured one artist from each of our previous installations- Donki Ra, Nim, Green Andy, and Bujalex. All artists presented unique performances using their current composition techniques resulting in a barrage varied sounds from drone to noise to beats and back again. The final set of the show was an improvised performance where all artists merged their individual... Topic: bivouac, nim, experimental music, issue project room, bujalex, donki ra, green andy
This is a part of an encounter between Kuz.b and Juan parra cancino at âLe Lemâ, a multiple experimental place based in Lille, France. Kuz.b (electronics, voice, turntable, tuner, bass, Roland system 100) : French biv0uac featured duet working on improvisated music using any acoustic and electronic material to sculpt the present with sound texture. http://kuz.b.free.fr Juan Parra (guitar, electronics) : Studied Composition in the Catholic University of Chile. He composes pieces that include... Topics: kuz.b, juan parra, bivouac, biv0uac, le lem, experimental music, french experimental music
11/24-25/06 NOIShanghai VI- Yu Yin Tang (Day 1) Live Bar (Day 2)(Shanghai, China) The NOIShanghai VI concert event at Yu Yin Tang and the Live Bar offered great performance from all performers involved. The first of the two day monthly showcase was somewhat structured so that each of the acts performed their own set. The second night yielded a more improvised and collaborative performance where all acts performed in whole or in part with each other. Audrey Chen (US) and Alessandro Bosetti... Topic: noise music, experimental music, china experimental music, china music, live recording, shanghai
Location: England Recorded using: Borrowed 4-track (thanks Jon!), Apple Macintosh Plus on track 2. Various circuit-bent toys + voicechangers. BOSS RPS-10 digital delay/pitchshifer. Field recordings of Port Eynon, Wales, 23/6/03 and Belle Vue Park, Newport. Misc. distortion. The green sheriff secretly admires the elusive satellite. http://bivouacmusic.blogspot.com http://bivouacrecording.blogspot.com ( 1 reviews ) Topics: noise music, experimental music, cementimental, bivouac, He's the Candle Man, who can Easily...
It was a cool but humid night at the Live Bar in Shanghai. There were more people there for this event than I had ever experienced. The night started quietly with Patel Pretal a duo from the UK. With dreamy live vocal samples combined with the improvised performance of random objects, it really was a great way to introduce the night. Casse Ufficio Malattie Tropicali was next performing on some borrowed equipment from Torturing Nurse. A group from Italy studying Chinese at Fudan, some of them... Topics: noishanghai, muscle snog, torturing nurse, live bar
Experiment III is the latest release from Noise Research. Minimal in its approach, the songs are organized in such a way that takes you on a journey of a dream- it has a beginning, a climax, and an end. Sounds and samples are gently combined creating an ominous soft web where your ears sleep until the pleasant nightmares from the “Flow Of Heat” start setting in. Then you are silently taken back down to where you came from ready to start the day with a hearty breakfast and a cup of coffee.... ( 1 reviews ) Topic: noise, noise research, bivouac, experimental music,
Bruno Morelloâs debut at New York Carnegie Weill Recital Hall along with the guitar duo âDrops and Silenceâ, was positively received by the critics: ââ¦..a marvelous performance of improvisational jazz by Sicilian duo guitarists Paolo Battaglia and Maurizio Morello, who were joined by alto saxophonist Bruno Morello.â Jeffry James, 4tay Records. Mr. Morello performed at Carnegie Hall as a recipient of the Ibla Foundation special mention at the 2003 Ibla Grand Prize. As a member of the... Topics: bivouac, shayna dulberger, bruno morello, the foundry, motoko shimizu, ed chang, biv0uac, bass,...
Matt Hannafin (percussion) : Matt Hannafin is a New York-based percussionist active in both improvisational New Music and Iranian classical and traditional forms http://www.drumdojo.com/writers/matt_hannafin.htm Brian Moran (electronics) : Electronics player Brian Moran began his performance career in experimental dance, whose working methods he later adapted to music and sound design. Employing a variety of circuit-bent electronics, analog synthesizers, field recordings, and processing... Topics: bivouac, spin-17, ed chang, noriaki watanabe, ravi padmanabha, maria chavez, ed howard, brian...
Donki Ra began as an outlet for harsh-noise and theatrical gimmicks...the glitz and glam that noise should be. Focusing on the sexual, perverse, and grotesque, I aim to keep things as simple yet difficult as possible. Noise found its way into my life when Merzbow's "Venereology" arrived at my home while I was in the 7th grade, changing me forever. Aside from Donki Ra, I am a member of My Ovaries!, The Laker McCabe Conspiracy, a guest on long-time friend Mark Koch's project,... Topics: bivouac, donki ra, noise music, experimental music, bivouac music
Bivouac is an avant-garde experimental music label currently based in Shanghai, China. Our mission is to bring you the highest quality avant-garde experimental music recordings found on the web today. Founded in 2003 in New York City, Bivouac has always been looking to advance experimental music by featuring the most innovative artists and compiling a comprehensive resource to create the most inspirational experience possible. All Artists featured here were selected not only for their... Topic: bivouac netlabel, live recordings, experimental music, bivouac recording, bivouac music
Ninni Morgia solo performance at the Foundry, NYC on May 20, 2006. Recorded by Terence Lloren for Bivouac. Used with permission. Topics: ninni morgia, foundry, nyc, bivouac, experimental music, motoko shimizu, ed chang